Leaked: Latest Verizon Talk Up A Storm Document

By James Falconer on 24 Sep 2008 12:14 pm EDT
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Talk Up A Storm!!Like the true addict that he is, Kevin just sent me over the latest 'Verizon Talk Up A Storm ' document, right from the airport... It's hot off the press!

Unrelated Semi-Sarcastic Note: Wow, look at how happy they look in the promo picture. They sure look pleased to be having their picture taken by a Storm!

Talk Up A Storm: Snap, Record and Share

When we launch the world’s first touch-screen BlackBerry – the Storm – it will boast a 3.2 megapixel camera.

Storm's high-quality camera and camcorder, along with BlackBerry's reliable email features, make it the perfect device for anyone who wants to carry a mobile phone, camera and laptop all in one device.

And don't forget, it all runs only on America's Largest 3G Network – because a device is only as good as the network it's on.

A look at what makes the Storm's camera and camcorder features unique:

Talk Up A Storm - 3.2 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder

  • Snap and Share – Customers can use the high-quality 3.2 megapixel camera to take pictures and record videos wherever they are and then share their pictures and videos with others via picture messaging
  • Upload to Facebook and Flickr – Customers can upload pictures they take with the Storm to the popular social networking applications Facebook and Flickr, which are preloaded on the Storm right out of the box.
  • Record Video – Customers can record video in the normal (240 x 180) format that can be stored on the 8GB MicroSD card included in the Storm box (an 8 GB SanDisk microSD memory card comes pre-installed in the BlackBerry Storm), or customers can switch to MMS mode and record 30 second clips that can be sent via picture message.

Stay tuned for another Talk Up A Storm feature next Wednesday!

Can't wait till next Wednesday... Talk About it in the Forums >>

Topics: News & Rumors

James Falconer James Falconer "Community Manager, Mobile Nations" 354 (articles) 742 (forum posts)
45 comments

woodyou

This is the GROWN UP version of the Iphone. Iam sure all the kids love the Iphone.

Queen4111

I agree 100%.
Thsi is the solution for people who like the iPhone appearance, but want to use BB's productivity!!!!

woodyou

This is the GROWN UP version of the Iphone. Iam sure all the kids love the Iphone.

Anonymous

is that picture in the background show how the "click" under the screen works? just curious.

mothy

Cool looks like it will support MMS now.

fuzz1

dont you just hate it when stuff gets leaked.....it lowers the integraty of the whole company........no no im just kiddin. i do it myself

Anonymous

wow i'm really beginning to not care about these wed releases. Just let me know when the phone is going on sale (officially) and for how much.

Anonymous

HTC Touch HD, Google Phone, etc. All Verizon has to hit back with is touting the Storm's camera??? Honestly, what are they waiting for? I was looking long and hard at the G1 and I think Verizon needs to be very careful in what they're doing because everywhere else is getting attention while Verizon slowly brings tiny details. I really want this phone and I hope Verizon has something planned to curb all the enthusiasm going on right now over other releases. Just my 2 cents.

Valace2

This update stinks. I waited a week to hear them plug a camera we alread knew it had and plug their damn network. Give us something concrete. And to those who think these leaks aren't intentional if it was covert then we would have the stinkin release date and some idea of the cost.man this is frustrating!

BB_Business_User

Come on stop acting like little kids. The phone will be released when it will be released. Acting like true crackheads.

Valace2

If I am a crackhead its because they have made me one. I have come to expect a little more from RIM in general. They have an excellent product in general, but if Verizon is gonna "leak" information, they should leak things that we want to see not retread stuff that we already know about. This phone is the perfect blend between the traditional Berry and the Iphone,and its us who are getting the word out. Everyday I see more people carrying around Blackberries, ya wanna know how many Iphones I have seen 1. Just one. Now who is anxiously waiting for these "leaks"? Us thats who. Even you otherwise how else would you know about my post.

dapwma

Has anyone else received the above email notice from Verizon? I received the first one, last Wednesday, but haven't received today's (yet).

Just curious. I'm actually ready for more meat and less potatoes myself! Give us something worth chewing on, VZW!

innerblitz

We sit here, staring at whatever images or info we can get our hands on about the Storm, counting the days until it finally hits stores...and yet there are peeps inside RIM that have been playing with this device for so long already that its already second nature.

Ah, to be on the outside looking in. :)

Anonymous

I've never cared about cameras on phones, its just a bonus that I'll use every once and awhile...All the specs have already been released, so I dunno why they have to slowly release a little summary of the specs every week, just give us the launch date.

Anonymous

Ohh and if I could swap WiFi for the camera-YES.

deloreancowboy

I'm definately waiting for the Storm 9520. Give me free wifi calling on a touch screen BB! lol

rushringleader

Can we get something meaningful? The camera is a great feature but it definitely is not a selling point, nor something we don't already know. Spill the beans already!

Anonymous

O M G, I cant wait for this, been drooling for months now. I just have a question, I know some people who have the Iphone ( Booooo) STORM FOR LIFE lol, and when you scroll throught the internet I know you cal just touch a number and it will call the number. Does anybody know or thing the Storm will do the same? or when you search for somewhere in the map, you just click the place and BAM it calls? just wondering? CANT WAIT!!!!

mab4285

Well, I know on my curve, if i click a phone number in a web browser it give me an option to call that number. I know it's not as easy as just click and call, but I actually prefer it that way considering if I accidentally click something, it doesn't automatically call.

So there Apple, that point about just tapping a number in a web page to call someone isn't as big of an issue as you think it is!

mab4285

Well, I know on my curve, if i click a phone number in a web browser it gives me an option to call that number. I know it's not as easy as just click and call, but I actually prefer it that way considering if I accidentally click something, it doesn't automatically call.

So there Apple, that point about just tapping a number in a web page to call someone isn't as big of an issue as you think it is!

Anonymous

right now you can simply use the pointer to click on the number for the curve. i would imagine you should be able to just touch it on the storm, but that is pure speculation.

radioboy

On the leaked PowerPoint...the res was the full res of the screen for standard video...then above here, it says regular mode is only 240x180...so which is it?

Valace2

They could at least give us a preliminary date. The Storm is coming 11-1-08 or coming in 09 (gasp). They don't want to give anything concrete because people get bent out of shape when the date passes(see AT&T with the bold). Any idea when it will be out would nice.

Valace2

They could at least give us a preliminary date. The Storm is coming 11-1-08 or coming in 09 (gasp). They don't want to give anything concrete because people get bent out of shape when the date passes(see AT&T with the bold). Any idea when it will be out would nice.

juarbe

I heard from a very well known connect that it well be released the 2nd week of november !!! This sucks for us true crack bery fans

Rob B

Exactly where does your connection get his/her info from? Because so far we're seeing everything that Verizon employees have been seeing. That leads me to believe that no date has been announced yet, and therefor any date you her is purely speculation. It could very well be the second week of November. That would definitely suck, but it's possible. But it's also possible that it will be November 1st, or even mid or end of October.

Until there is an announcement that says "BLACKBERRY STORM, IN STORES _________," I'm taking everything with a grain of salt.

drchipinski

I was in a VZW store yesterday and asked on of the regional managers, and he told me October. I asked him about the November date, and again told me October.

cigardj

Look, we all know the device is coming (here), but until RIMM officiall announces it, don't expect Verizon to give a no-shit release date or price.

Most of us cant seem to get hands on a BOLD so I dont expect the Storm to sqeeze it out of way just yet. Anytime I read that a product is coming out in October, that translates to probrably getting my hands on it 30-09 days later.

I am interested in each device, but I am not holding my breathe on cop one until the early 2009.

NASCAR20FAN

HOT DAMN!!!!!!!!! I wish Sprint as getting this one!

bloocracker

You know I'll be the first in line at my Verizon store getting this baby! Full price if I have to!

fifteenthpeak

wish sprint was getting this too

PhoenixFirefox

Hey... can we have a Wednesday update that says, "The Storm will cost $XXX. Place your orders now."

Anonymous

This phone is not coming out in OCT!!! early nov is when RIM and VZW are looking to launch. Tho they keep saying they just need to launch before black friday or it will not be a success.

key memebers is VZW team will be getting hands on training with the device in 3 or 4 weeks. SO those that think OCT is going to happen are wrong.

Sorry

Rob B

...let us dream man... let us dream...

Anonymous

They need to brag that this will be the first CDMA blackberry w/ EVDO rev a. That is a huge deal. I'm not really a touch screen guy, but evdo rev a could very well convince me to become one.

coaster330

I like the rest of you are dying to get my hands on the new touch screen blackberry. The only issue I had was the Shocking fact that there was no WIFI support. I figured it was like taking a huge step back.

Well I can now confirm through a VERY reliable source that there will infact be WIFI on the Thunder in Canada!

This is a huge relief for me as I am sure it is to you.
What is still confusing to me is why has this not been mentioned in any of the previous posts or the packaging for the Storm.

dreadfulwater

That picture is ridiculous. it's so unnatural to run arm in arm

wearing awful Godspell pants.

Crack Ho

I was at a verizon store last night and an employee told me 10/5. I said "ARE YOU SURE" and he confirmed, this is the second time i have been given that date....I am not saying its true...I am just wishing, I am getting tired of waiting for this phone.

Anonymous

I am not sure if this is going to make a differencr or not, but RIM has their earnings confrence call today and I am sure that investors are paying close attention to a device like the storm. Its possible Verizon is just waiting on RIM to let the cat out of the bag so to speak. With the earnings call today it sure seems like a good day to tell announce the "storm"

Ryan11111

what is the deal with this image... it is much more shiny than the other images that have been released... http://crackberry.com/leaked-verizon-blackberry-storm-powerpoint-deck

which one will it be???

Anonymous

FACT

Just heard that it has been delayed to about mid November.

No debating this, sad but true!!

Firefishe

The BlackBerry Storm looks to be a step in the right direction for this type of platform, but I'd hate to see all that screen real-estate wasted if the Storm's internal GPS chip is, once again, tied only to VZ Navigator.

A BlackBerry that will cost me upwards of $600 dollars a pop is useless if I can't use the GPS system with the other mapping and outdoor-sport software--namely Trimble's 'Geocache Navigator'--as well as a host of other mapping and directional products that I like to use on the BlackBerry platform.

Sincerely,
Firefishe

Anonymous

I agree with everyone. Enough already !!! Just release the phone already !!! Sometimes, when products have this much hype before launch, they typically end up being a horrible product which is why they have to create all the hype first. RIM Blackberry has always been a top notch product, I certainly hope that this isnt the first flop they have.
So come on already, release it and let us know how much already !!!